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Curtis & Clark Miniature Salem Bridge Shelf Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
513
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Curtis & Clark Miniature Salem Bridge Shelf Clock, Plymouth, Connecticut, c. 1825, the mahogany case with carved columns flanking the painted iron Arabic numeral dial signed Curtis & Clark/Plymouth within a painted border and painted urn spandrels, printed maker's label inside backboard stating in part, Clocks Made by Curtis and Clark/Plymouth, Con./This clock combines advantages over any other clock made in this country, for convenience. It is made of the best materials, the springs imported from Geneva., eight-day, time and strike spring-powered movement, ht. 23 in.

The present clock is illustrated on p. 25 of NAWCC Bulletin Supplement No. 13, 1980 and was formerly in the collection of the late Kenneth Roberts and during his tenure as Director of the American Clock and Watch Museum, was prominently displayed at the museum.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Losses to paint on lower glass. Case refinished. Clock ticks and strikes.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Curtis, Plymouth, Connecticut